2021-4: Storm Christoph

Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation responds to Regional Flooding

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Due to the expected flooding from #stormchristoph the team's water section, as part of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation - PDMRO's joint water capability, were placed on standby on Monday evening to assist Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service with incidents across the region. 

On Wednesday evening, Derby Team's Swiftwater Rescue Technicians were deployed to Bakewell Fire Station. Joining with Kinder Mountain Rescue Team and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to make up three water teams, we assisted in monitoring the local situation throughout the night, but were not required to deploy to any rescues. The teams swapped out on Thursday morning, handing over to Edale Mountain Rescue Team and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team for the day shift.

As we were handing over Derby team were deployed to a stranded driver at Ashford in the Water. On arriving the driver had managed to self-rescue and the team recovered the car.

Due to the flooding the vehicles were returned to an alternate location, as the team garage is prone to flooding. Fortunately the water level only just breached the garage resulting in a small amount of water inside, but no damage.

On Thursday evening we were stood down as no more flooding was expected.